The sheer number of AWS re:Invent announcements is overwhelming:

number of reinvent 2018 announcements by day
Number of announcements per day at AWS re:Invent 2018 (Source: Mark Nunnikhoven) 

To break up the 147 AWS announcements, we grouped them by day of release.

AWS re:Invent Announcements: Day One 

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    • AWS DataSync for simplifying, automating, and accelerating online data transfer 
    • AWS Transfer for SFTP for transferring files directly in and out of Amazon S3 using the Secure File Transfer Protocol  
    • AWS Global Accelerator for routing traffic to multiple regions, improving availability and performance for end users 
    • Transit Gateway for connecting virtual private clouds and on-premise networks 

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    • RoboMaker for developers to develop, test, and deploy robotics applications, as well as to build intelligent robotics functions using the cloud 
    • AWS IoT SiteWise for collecting, structuring, labeling and searching data from industrial equipment   
    • AWS IoT Events for detecting and responding to events from IoT sensors  
    • Amplify Console, for hosting modern web applications with serverless backends  

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AWS re:Invent Announcements: Day Two

    • AWS Inferentia for delivering high performance at low cost on a machine learning inference chip 
    • Amazon Personalize for using AI to generate real-time recommendations in cloud applications 
    • Amazon Forecast for automating delivery of AI-generated time-series forecasting into cloud applications 
    • Amazon Textract for performing high-volume AI-driven OCR on any document in the cloud 
    • AWS DeepRacer for encouraging the development of RL-based robotics for autonomous edge devices 
    • DynamoDB On-Demand for managing a global key-value database cost effectively and with transactional guarantees 
    • DynamoDB Transactions for developers to easily build transactional guarantees of full atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability into multi-item updates in DynamoDB applications 
    • Amazon Timestream for performing low-latency streaming time-series and event data analytics in the cloud 
    • AWS Outposts for managing cloud-native services transparently across hybrid clouds 

AWS re:Invent Announcements: Day Three

    • AWS Toolkits for PyCharm, IntelliJ, and Visual Studio Code 

While no one can say AWS is short on cloud tools, they’ve given us a lot to digest.  

If you’re wondering how to incorporate any of the AWS re:Invent news into your business, feel free to send us a note. We’d be happy to throw some ideas around together with your team.

P.S. We’ll be covering a few of these AWS announcements in more detail – particularly those related to SageMaker, IoT, Lambda, and microservices – as they’ve garnered a great amount of interest within our community. Stay tuned!


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